Palacios Beacon (Palacios, Tex.), Vol. 52, No. 22, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 28, 1959 Page: 2 of 8
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PALACIOS BEACON, PALACIOS, TEXAS
Thursday, May 28. iako
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PROM THE EXCHANGES
Ganado Building Swimming Pool; El
Campo Council Still Studies Rate Hike
The Ganado Junior Chamber of
Commerce Wednesday morning
gave the contractor the signal to
proceed with the swimming pool at
the Community Park grounds. E.
L .McLister Construction Co. of
Houston and Jim Vanheusen, en-
gineer, were given the “go-ahead”
With the pool construction, Con-
structed of gunite concrete the
pool will contain 3,000 square feet
•f surface. It will have under-
water lights and depth will range
from 3 feet to 10% feet. Con-
struction is expected to be com-
plete in four to six weeks, weather
The El Campo City Council had
a special “facts and figures” ses-
sion Tuesday night involving both
the Central Power and Light Com-
pany and the Southwestern Bell
Telephone Company. The phone
company is continuing it’s appeal
for a rate increase for it’s local
service, brought a new set of cost
figures before the council in an
effort to prove justification of the
rate raise. Councilmen Collie
Haynes, urged a further study of
these new figures which will re-
quire additional auditor examina-
tion prior to any further action on
the part of the City of El Campo.
—El Campo Leader-News.
The contract for construction of
a huge bridge on Highway 35 to
span the barge canal on Calhoun
County’s west side near Green
Lake was awarded Tuesday to R.
B. Potashnick Construction Com-
pany of Cape Girardeau, Mo. The
company’s low bid was $2-10,562.80.
The new structure will rise to a
height of 50 feet along one portion
to provide clearance over the
barge canal for boat traffic. It
will consist of a 100-foot central
span, two 60-foot spans and eleven
30-foot spans, or a total length
df 550 feet.—Calhoun County
The House Public Works Com-
mittee is studying plans for a
survey which may save taxpayers
of the Victoria Navigation District
more than one million dollars on
the cost of the new barge canal
along Calhoun County's west side.
The survey would determine
whether Victoria taxpayers or the
federal government should bear the
full burden of replacing a bridge
on the main line of the Missouri
Pacific Railroad.—Calhoun County
The Edna school board authoriz-
ed Supt. Floyd Manry to secure
informal bids or prices for com-
pleting the metal link type fence
around the junior high campus and
stadium area. They continued plan,
ning on the parking space to be
prepared at the west end of the
stadium before the next football
season starts.—Edna Herald.
The Chamber of Commerce
Spring clean-up campaign was so
successful that plans are being
made to enter the National Clean-
est Town Contest next fall.—Port
Bids for construction of the new
Crockett Junior High School will
be opened June 18. Completion date
for the new school is scheduled be-
fore the start of the 1960-61 school
year.—Calhoun County Times.
Howard Motely, United Fund
president for the county, has asked
United Fund members to meet at
7:30 p.m. May 28 at the First Na-
tional Bank to hear the annual re-
port, elect new directors and dis-
cuss next year’s urogram.—Port
Calhoun County’s new courthouse
in Port Lavaca will officially open
July 3, and the dedication cere-
monies are expected to be one of the
features of the Jaycee Fishing
Festival week end.—Calhoun Coun-
The City Planning Commission
and the City Council have agreed
to the closing of the unused alley
for Block 11, commonly called the
Carville Block, but details of the
proposed development remained
secret Tuesday morning as “nego-
tiations are still going on.”—El
Maurice E. Turner, chairman of
the Texas State Parks Board, ad-
dressing the nearly 1,000 persons
who made the Indianola Pilgrimage
Sunday, said, “Texas has not touch-
ed the possibilities of developing
its coast areas with recreation fa-
cilities; facilities to provide pleas-
ure for our own residents, and to
draw the tourist trade and its re-
sulting economic boost.”—Port La-
There still has been no official
announcement concerning the pro-
posed new Post Office Building for
the City of Edna. Bids have been
;n since the first week of May.—
. / NATIONAL
IN PALACIOS HISTORY
FROM OUR EARLT FILES
10 YEARS AGO
Mrs. J. W. Dismukes was honor-
ed by Palacios citizens in cele-
bration of her 70th birthday, 56th
year in the newspaper field and 30
years in Palacios.
E. Gillett purchased the build-
ing at the comer of 6th and Main
and moved it to Block 53 on Sixth
Rev. L. M. Greenhaw, pastor
of the local Methodist church since
1942, was transferred to the Trin-
ity Methodist Church in Austin
and Rev. Wesley Schulze of Goliad
was sent here.
Mary McDaniel entered St.
Joseph’s School of Nursing in
Fifty-six Brownie .•ind Girl
Scouts and the 14 adult camp staff
agreed the four day camp at the
encampment grounds better than
The Palacios Pirates defeated the
Edna Pipeliners 16 to 2, will play
the Louise Farmers here Sunday.
Location of a 12,000 foot wildcat
test has been staked by J. R. Meek-
er of Fort Worth and others about
2 miles north of Palacios. The test
is the No. 1 Margerum.
15 YEARS AGO
Boy Scouts 'Wallace Barr, Jack
Halliday, Bob Powell, Cecil Linton,
Bill Mcllroy, H. V. Hodges, Jimmy
Claybourn, Fred Murray and Henry
Schilling with the scout leader,
Bill Clement, were spending the
week at Camp Strake.
Five men stationed at the Pa-
lacios Air Base were killed when
the motors on their B-34 stalled
causing them to crash in Turtle
The OPA regional rent director
was to speak about rent control
on June 6.
Cecil Lane, who was stationed in
England, wrote about meeting
Eddy Huffman, Erick Petersen and
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20 YEARS AGO
P.H.S, Alumni Association held
the annual banquet at the Green
Lantern Inn. D. M. Green was elect-
ed president for the ensuing year.
The lighted ball field was ac-
cepted by the Palacios Athletic As-
sociation and a Fite Nite was to
officially open the field. The first
softball league game was scheduled
for June 13.
Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Herlin of
Port Arthur announced the birth
of a baby girl on May 26, named
Susan Jean. Mrs. Herlin was the
former Jean Trull.
Jack Lipscomb and Eunice Glaros
were awarded the American Legion
medals at the seventh grade grad-
uating exercises by Wm. Clement
Mrs. Anna Belle Ashley died at
the home of her mother, Mrs. J.
The Girl Reserves Alumni As-
sociation held a banquet at the
Green Lantern Inn and welcomed
members of the Senior Class into
25 YEARS AGO
LeRoy Michna saved the life of a
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12 year old boy when he rescued
him from drowning in the bay off
the BYPU grounds.
Bishop C. S. Quinn of Houston
addressed the graduating class of
the high school. Naomi Harrison
was valedictorian and Ruby Red-
The Girl Reserves held their
third annual party at the Nester
Drug Store. Officers elected for the
ensuing year were Dorothy Mc-
Call, president; Naomi Harrison,
vice president; Mildred Hilburn,
secretary; Rala Sandusky, treas-
Dan Legg had both legs injured
when he fell from the running
board of his father's car.
30 YEARS AGO
Mr. and Mrs. Julius Wilkerson
were the parents of a baby girl
born May 24.
The building program at Camp
Ilulen was greatly retarded by the
continued wet weather,
Two rains totaling 12 inches fell
during the week and crops were
35 YEARS AGO
Over 100 guests attended the
P.H.S. Alumni Association ban-
quet held at Hotel Palacios. Joe
Deutsch, Jr. was presented with
the athletic medal.
Ira Ressler was supplying the
home market with roasting ears
grown on his farm near Turtle
A concert by the John Tarleton
military band was scheduled, being
sponsored by the Chamber of
40 YEARS AGO
J. A. Partain, Sr. secured con-
tract for the union delivery system
to begin June 1 with all grocery
stores in Palacios cooperating.
Lawrence Miller was engaged as
operator at the LaBelle Theatre.
The Dismukes family arrived
from Francitas and took over the
Palacios Beacon, recently purchas-
ed from T. L. Tucker.
By the time many a man discov-
ers that money doesn’t grow on
trees, lie’s already away out on a
limb.—Cy N. Peace.
Christians in early Rome had a
problem similar to today’s com
pany presidents. Something Waj
always eating up the prophets.
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income from publicly owned oil
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